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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forces War Records - Dedication Wall

    Remembrance Day is nearly upon us, a time to honour those who bravely fought, and lost their lives in wartime. The team here at Forces War Records have created something extra special for you - your ancestors Dedication Wall, where you'll be able to upload a photograph and post a lasting...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 31-10-2016 12:19 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Military burials UK and overseas

    These burials are in various sites in England, Cyprus, Egypt, Malta and Singapore. The earliest is in 1756 in Sheerness Dockyard church; the most recent in 1985 in Bordon Garrison Military Cemetery https://www. deceasedonline.com/servlet/GSDOSearch I've just found that the above link doesn't...

    Started by Pam Downes‎, 29-12-2015 9:41 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: NEW FWR COLLECTION

    Imperial Prisoners of War held in Japan In 1945, 37,583 British and Commonwealth soldiers were released from Japanese captivity and Forces War Records has their details. During the course of the Second World War, over 140,000 Allied soldiers were captured by the Armed Forces of the Empire of...

    Started by TomBen‎, 17-08-2015 9:54 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: OUT NOW! Issue 1. Forces War Records Magazine

    OUT NOW! Issue 1 of Forces War Records Magazine, our brand new periodical aimed at helping you to get the most out of our site, and your research as a whole. Each issue will contain one feature specifically offering genealogical advice, another delving into the history of a battle or period...

    Started by WhiteFWR‎, 31-03-2015 2:41 PM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for records after 1921 including WW2?

    See the sticky message about how to apply for them that I posted , click HERE.

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 26-04-2014 4:09 PM
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  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: FWR Members Please Read

    Those members of Forces War Records who have clicked on Free Forum should be aware that they are now on the British Genealogy Forum. This forum is owned by FWR, but is a separate entity, and existed for some years before FWR took it over in 2013. Members should be aware when posting on British...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 27-02-2014 4:08 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Commonwealth Roll of Honour Project

    Commonwealth Roll Of Honour Project Hi All, In view of the cost of a photograph from the private websites such as the Maple Leaf Legacy and the BWMP i have decided to start a new Project, the aims of the project are set out below. I am already working with The Veterans Affairs...

    Started by sniper617‎, 20-09-2010 8:32 PM
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  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Abbreviations used in ADM 171 (Medal Rolls)

    This information was originally in a post by forum member Billgardner. It has been turned into a sticky as it seems very useful. This might help you work out what some of the notations on the medal cards mean. iv) Abbreviations found in ADM 171 Interpretation of the abbreviations used in...

    Started by Procat‎, 19-03-2009 9:48 AM
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  1. Suggestions Needed re: WWII Research

    This is not strictly a British genealogy question as it doesn't relate to any of my ancestors (although my grandparents and mother may have witnessed the incident) but I'm hoping someone can make a suggestion on how to unearth more information about a local history brick wall. In the 60s I used...

    Started by GarryD‎, 26-02-2009 10:06 AM
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  2. Question 2nd Battalion BLACKWATCH WW1

    Can anyone please help me with a John Umble Horton, he was born Aston, Birmingham 1893 died 1921. I have found him listed on the British Army Medal Roll 1914 - 1920, this gives his Service No as 19334 (Private) Royal Highlanders. I know he was in Palestine (1918) and we think he died from TB...

    Started by Symbo‎, 06-07-2010 2:22 PM
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  3. move from one regiment to another?

    I have George Edward LUCAS in the Foot Regiment 29 in Aldershot in the 1861 census. Then, he is found in Dover in the 2nd Battalion Rifles in 1871. He was a musician - I don't know what that means??? Was it common for a soldier to move from one 'company' - or battalion or whatever the correct...

    Started by nancyv‎, 13-04-2010 9:58 AM
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  4. Patrick Donnelly 1864 Clonoe Co. Tyrone

    Patrick moved between co. Tyrone and Lanarkshire and the 650 Inniskilling Fusiliers and General Reserve Field Artillery to labouring in a steel works in Dalziell. I think this was the militia and he could move in and out. I have him on his own marriage registers in 1988 in Coalisland and as a...

    Started by hivesmart2‎, 06-07-2010 9:09 AM
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  5. Home Guard - medals

    Can anyone tell me what medals (if any) a Home Guard soldier would have been entitled to at the war's end? My grandfather served in the Essex Home Guard between 1942 and 1944. Thanks, Paul

    Started by PaulDorrell‎, 03-07-2010 12:50 PM
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  6. Where are the 95th Foot in 1881

    Hi, Can anyone find the 95th Foot Regiment on the night of the 1881 census please? I believe they were stationed in England until the end of 1881 when they went to Gibraltar. Many Thanks Karen

    Started by Dizzy600‎, 30-05-2010 10:23 PM
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    I'm really not sure where to ask this... I am looking for the place of death for George Edward Yeoman, born Mar. 8, 1896 in Ontario, Canada. He was a sapper for the Canadian Engineers in WW I. His death is listed as Oct. 5, 1918 and he is buried at Etaples Military Cemetary, France. Family...

    Started by susan-y‎, 23-06-2010 4:23 PM
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  8. British Army in New Zealand

    Not sure if this is the correct forum-but here goes My ancestor Edward Ponton was in the army between 1860 and 1891. I have a copy of his records which show that he served in New Zealand between 1863 and 1867. Why would we be going over thereand where would I obtain further information regarding...

    Started by Eric Ponton‎, 04-06-2010 8:42 AM
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  9. received notice

    I have found my 2 Great Grandfather's military service record. He joined on 24th April 1877. On his Attestation papers it says "Did you receive a Notice and did you understand its meaning?" After which is written "Yes" What is meant by a "Notice" was he conscripted?? Thanks, Shaun.

    Started by terraheyez2k7‎, 05-06-2010 2:39 PM
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  10. Brit Army pension records

    Greetings all I'm hoping to find background info on my g-grandfather. He was Francis EARLY, born 1826 or 1827 in Lisburn, N.Ireland. I have no records of his parents, birthdate, place or religious affiliation. In 1834 (at the age of 7 or 8) Francis was enlisted as a "boy" in the 54th Regiment...

    Started by Frank52‎, 17-05-2010 11:22 AM
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  11. Wink Lone Pine

    As some people are aware I was looking for my Grandfather who was kiled in WW1 fighting with the Australians, and then 2 years ago I found him after being led up the "garden path" by mis information from the family (deliberate) I hasten to add, I discovered I had a very naught Nanny lol. I...

    Started by Lone Pine‎, 13-05-2010 12:25 PM
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  12. Smile 2nd Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry

    Hi..My maternal grandfather, James Knott (1872-1952) Winteringham, Lincolnshire, served as a Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry (I have a photo of him in his uniform). Could someone please tell me where he fought and what medals he might have achieved? He died when I was only a few...

    Started by HunnyB22‎, 13-05-2010 2:17 PM
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  13. WW1 Query?

    Hi My question is about a ancestor of mine; William Nelson born 1891 Rotherhithe Surrey England, family story is that he died in ww1. if he was in WW1 how do I know if he was in the army or navy? What would a 23year old chap of joined? would he of been signed up in his local area? I had a...

    Started by Aussie Shep‎, 09-05-2010 1:25 AM
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  14. British Army in Agra c 1923

    Looking for information about 108th Battery RFA in Agra in 1923. Does anyone know which regiment this was. Thanks

    Started by enadow‎, 14-02-2010 3:00 PM
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  15. The National Archives - assistance required.

    I am trying to obtain information regarding John Foreman, born Greenwich, about 1769, and TNA have a copy of his military record in WO 97/850/26. Is any kind member of the Forum likely be going to Kew and could possible obtain a copy of his record please? He possibly came to Australia and maybe...

    Started by barrie wise‎, 25-04-2010 10:20 AM
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  16. Help finding my uncles Service Record

    I have just been looking through my family tree and I see have loads of information on “great” and “grand” parents on my mothers side of the family. I also have quite a bit of info on my aunts but seem to be lacking somewhat on my uncles. I know that one of my uncles, William Thomas Pressdee...

    Started by terrysfamily‎, 01-05-2010 7:37 AM
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  17. Exclamation Frustrated

    A simple question. My grandfather was born in 1887. I know his parents names (I have HIS fathers’ service records, my great grdfather). I know where he spent his military career after WW1 from 1919 to 1933. I have loads and loads of photos’. Unfortunately what I don’t have is his army number...

    Started by Dave6335‎, 26-04-2010 11:49 PM
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  18. Question Boer War-Widows Pension

    I have a relative who died while serving as a private in the Boer War, he left behind in the UK a wife and two young children. Has anbody any knowledge how much pension if any his wife would have been paid. Or is there any information on line that could help me. Geoff W

    Started by Geoff Wycherley‎, 19-04-2010 4:06 PM
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  19. Looking for info about Army families

    I wonder if there is anything I can read about how Army familes coped with going abroad with dad in the 1880,s,I have a case of a family with 4 or 5 young children ,I presume that they went to India,as they are missing from the 1881 census and his Army records show HIM going to India at the same...

    Started by Patti44‎, 16-04-2010 6:47 PM
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  20. 17 Leicester Regiment of Foot soldiers-

    I am trying to find out the service of my great great grand-father, William Worrall B 1817 in Castle Court, Guernsey Island. He served with the 17th regiment Leicester from apprx 1849 to 1856? I understand he may have seen action in Afghan, Crimea and Canadar or elsewhere. I know he was...

    Started by valrose11‎, 05-04-2010 9:12 PM
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